Friday, October 24, 2008

A Bushel and a Peck

{Andrew stuffing his mouth with fresh mini apple cider donuts}

What a fun field trip Andrew's Preschool class went on today. It's apple harvest time up in Oak Glen. We toured a new apple farm. Snow Line Orchard. It's been there for over a hundred years. I loved it. What a beautiful day. Doug, grandpa, offered to take Andrew on the field trip but I was actually was looking forward to going with him and leaving Peter with Him and grandma. I needed a break. Peter has been very cranky all week. What a perfect place to go and get refreshed. The smell of apples, cool air, and darling preschoolers saying and doing the funniest things.

Andrew and {i} learned a few new things:

First new Thing:

The difference between apple cider & apple juice....Apple cider is pressed and has to be refrigerated and apple juice is cooked.

The second thing:

Have you ever sang the cute little song...I love you a bushel and a peck???

" I love you a bushel and a peck,a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, a hug around the neck and a barrel and peep, a barrel and peep and I'm talk'in in my sleep about you......"

This is a song I've sung to my babies. I've always wondered what a peck was. I found out today. In the old days the farmers used certain sizes of baskets for means of measurements. It starts with a bushel, then half bushel, then quarter bushel or Peck....cute.

Now what is a peep???


gina lee ~ said...

peep- slang for friend... :)

and have you ever noticed that there is rarely an apple in apple juice.. strange huh!.. cider is the best... pure sweetness... yummy.. looked like fun..

Ms. Kristen said...

Fun fun!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so adorable!! Thanks for passing on what you learned on your field trip. I've heard that song before and I love it... so cute! I hope you don't mind, Nola, I have been telling a lot of my friends about your blog. It's so cute and inspirational and just makes you feel good. I love you. Carmen.

rach said...

It was such a fun day. You will have to teach me that song so I can sing it to my children